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From Ritual to Circus

Lateral means to a dramatic end, the task-based and durational work of Privat­theater, Wh­w­y­m­g­b, Pecu, and Opæan defined a coherent solo project, providing the material and direction for my conse­quent collab­orations. Crucially, I could initiate and lead Psychological Art Circus in making a distinct body of com­binatory performance guided by the lives of three seers, Anna O., Olive Pixley, and in Illusions of Reference, the Oracle, Pythia.

After Illusions, I began to uncover the conceptual frame­work for a new Psychological Art Circus based on the life and art of Mallorcan mystic Guillem Fanaler. The results of this research—sonic, visual, and sys­tem­atised—will be further develop­ed in hybrid live work The Coincidence of A.

William Lamplighter  22.11.2023